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Our Professional Educators Welcome You!

All of our faculty have graduated with a B.F.A., Masters, or are on their way to finishing their music degree.  We take pride at being professional, patient, and fun during your music lessons.  We love what we do.  Teaching and playing music is our life and livelihood and it is our goal to share our passion with you.  New Orleans Music Lessons inspires our students and coaches them to be the best players they can be by meeting them at their level and making it a fun, learning experience while meeting the students goals and beyond.   

 

 
Meet our guitar, banjo, ukulele, and piano instructor, David Putnam.
 
David is also the founder and creator of
New Orleans Music Lessons.
 
 

 

 

  

 
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our acting coach, Ben Matheny. 

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And, our violin/viola teacher, Ms. Louise. 

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our acting coach, Ben Matheny. 

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And, our violin/viola teacher, Ms. Louise. 

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Set up lessons with Ms. Louise!  

 

 


our acting coach, Ben Matheny. 

Learn more about Ben!

Set up lessons with Ben! 

 

 

 

 

And, our violin/viola teacher, Ms. Louise. 

Learn more about Ms. Louise!

Set up lessons with Ms. Louise!  

 

 


our acting coach, Ben Matheny. 

Learn more about Ben!

Set up lessons with Ben! 

 

 

 

 

And, our violin/viola teacher, Ms. Louise. 

Learn more about Ms. Louise!

Set up lessons with Ms. Louise!  

 

 


our acting coach, Ben Matheny. 

Learn more about Ben!

Set up lessons with Ben! 

 

 

 

 

And, our violin/viola teacher, Ms. Louise. 

Learn more about Ms. Louise!

Set up lessons with Ms. Louise!  

 

 


 

 

 

Meet our bass instructor, Mike Robbins. 

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Meet our Rhythm Studies, Composition Teacher, Sibelius, Drum Guru, Adam Baumol. 

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Meet our acting coach, Ben Matheny. 

Learn more about Ben!

Set up lessons with Ben! 

 

  

 

 

 

 Meet our Rhythm Studies, Composition Teacher, Sibelius, Drum Guru, Adam Baumol. 

Learn more about Adam!

Set up lessons with Adam!


 

 Meet our Rhythm Studies, Composition Teacher, Sibelius, Drum Guru, Adam Baumol. 

Learn more about Adam!

Set up lessons with Adam!

 


 Meet our Rhythm Studies, Composition Teacher, Sibelius, Drum Guru, Adam Baumol. 

Learn more about Adam!

Set up lessons with Adam!

 


 

 

 

   

Meet our drum instructor, Adrian Piano.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet our Sound Engineer/Sound Recording Instructor, Steve Staples.

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Featured Teacher of the Month, Sage!

Sage “Rouge” Newell began as a clarinetist and vocalist in Oregon at the age of 11, and instantly fell in love with jazz. Soon after, she began playing saxophones and bass clarinet as well. With alto saxophone as her primary instrument, she competed at several national and international big band competitions as the lead saxophonist in her high school jazz ensemble, receiving such honors as “Best Saxophone Section” three years running, “Outstanding Soloist Award,” first place in the San Francisco Ensemble competition, and second place in the renowned Reno Jazz Competition. She played lead reed in numerous broadway-scored musicals including West Side Story, Chicago, Annie, and The Wizard of Oz. From there, she went on to become the youngest member ever in the band Scrambled Ape - a local funk group comprised of music teachers - and was featured with a professional big band called Swing Shift after winning a soloist competition. 

 

Deciding to pursue a career in music, Sage moved to Louisiana in 2011 and received her B.A. in Jazz Studies at the University of New Orleans. During her time in the Big Easy, she began playing, singing, and touring with several accomplished bands, including Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, The Scorseses, and the prestigious Loyola Jazz Ensemble, among others. Sage has played at many festivals across the country, such as Gulfport Music Fest, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Honk! Fest West, Houston Beer Fest, and the Oregon Country Fair. She is also known to play many venues around the city - Tipitina’s, One-Eyed Jack’s, The Maple Leaf and The Blue Nile to name a few. 

Even during her time at the University, Sage taught music classes, appeared in music clinics and seminars, and began working as a saxophone instructor as well as a vocal coach. She has studied and played with saxophone gurus Ed Petersen, Brent Rose, Tony Dagradi and Jason Mingledorff, as well as Cherry Poppin’ Daddies’ saxophonist Joe Manis. 

 

Sage is thrilled to be a part of New Orleans Music Lessons, and can’t wait to help students become the musicians they want to be!

 

SIGN UP FOR LESSONS WITH SAGE TODAY!  

 

 


 

Live in New York or Texas?  Visit our teachers in your location here.  Take a lesson from a top notch music educator and musician at New Orleans Music Lessons! 

New Orleans Music Lessons has the best teaching methods proven through years of experience. This fact, is easily seen through our students who have been committed to growing with us for the past 2+ years we have been teaching! If you are looking to get on track to a music university, school, or are just interested in learning an instrument as a hobby then look no further!  

See what our students have to say about us on the testimonials page.  We look forward to our lessons with you!
 
  

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Acting Parties & Lessons

Acting lessons are offered for private and group classes.

We also are available to host an acting party at your next shindig. Contact us for details!

Student gives guitar teacher, David Putnam, an electric guitar!

When I have a student get excited about our lessons it really makes me happy inside to know that I can bring other people joy, especially, through music! I've had many tips given to me from my students over the years as a thank you to me for all they have learned from our lessons. I've received gifts that have ranged from money to books and more and I am so grateful for all. Just recently, I was given a guitar as a thank you from one of my jazz guitar students, Matthias. How cool is that?! (it's the cream guitar on the right).

Check out Matthias' band, Indyus. His music will definitely get you going!

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Scale Practice in the Mornings with David

Looking to practice your scales, arps, and/or sight reading?  Practice guitar with our teacher, David, every morning Monday through Friday at 10AM.  If you'd like to meet earlier that can be arranged, too.  This is not a lesson, but a practice session.  $10 if you pay-as-you-go or $40 if you meet everyday of the week.  All stringed instrumentalists are welcome!

SOUND RECORDING STUDIO

PLACE YOUR AD HERE

Are you a business that would like your ad to be seen by thousands daily?  Contact David for details.  We can also design ads for you or your business.

Free Coffee & WiFi For You!

We know how it can be to be a parent or spouse waiting for your child or loved one to take a lesson.  For your comfort, David, offers free Starbucks coffee and free WiFi at his music studio so that you can relax with your iPad or laptop while you wait.  For $2 you can get a fresh vege and/or fruit juice to help you think more clearly during your lesson. For the mom's that are waiting for their children to take a lesson we also offer mini ice cream for those that would like to indulge for only $2.  What's your favorite ice cream?